Chelsea step up push for £8M Lulinha
Chelsea are stepping up their pursuit of Brazilian teenage sensation Lulinha.
The scouts were sent to Rio Janeiro at the behest of Frank Arnesen, Chelsea's chief scout and director of youth development, who is determined to sign Lulinha having missed out on another Brazilian prodigy, Alexandre Pato, last summer despite offering more than £13m for the teenager who later joined AC Milan.
Lulinha currently plays for the Brazilian club Corinthians and the scouts watched him in the 2-1 away defeat to Flamengo. Despite the loss, which leaves the famous old club near the bottom of the league table, Lulinha caught the eye by setting up his team's goal with a solo run.